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Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Justin Ruggiano

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Justin Ruggiano

The recently-acquired outfielder gets $2 million for 2014.

by January 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Lukewarm Stove: Pitching Possibilities, Yoon, Hammel, Jimenez, More

Lukewarm Stove: Pitching Possibilities, Yoon, Hammel, Jimenez, More

What little remains of the offseason will likely be all about pitching.

by January 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Scott Baker Officially Not Returning: Reportedly Signs Minor League Deal with Mariners

Scott Baker Officially Not Returning: Reportedly Signs Minor League Deal with Mariners

The Cubs were, at one time, interested, but maybe this is a better fit for Baker.

by January 29, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: More Rooftop Contractual Context

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: More Rooftop Contractual Context

After reviewing more provisions of the agreement, the Cubs’ position appears a touch stronger.

by January 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Keith Law Puts Six Cubs in His 2014 Top 100 Prospects List

Keith Law Puts Six Cubs in His 2014 Top 100 Prospects List

Pierce Johnson doesn’t make the cut on this one, but Jorge Soler is much higher than on other lists.

by January 29, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Rumor: Cubs and Blue Jays Still Discussing Jeff Samardzija

Rumor: Cubs and Blue Jays Still Discussing Jeff Samardzija

The price was extremely high in December. Not sure there’s any reason for it to come down just yet.

by January 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Pitching Depth is Good, But … and Other Bullets

Pitching Depth is Good, But … and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ pitching coach is happy about the depth the Cubs can now afford him, but is that enough?

Lukewarm Stove: A.J. Burnett Reportedly is Not Retiring, What’s the Market Impact?

Lukewarm Stove: A.J. Burnett Reportedly is Not Retiring, What’s the Market Impact?

There’s another quality arm on the market now. What does it mean for the Cubs?

by January 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The 2014 ZiPS Projections for the Chicago Cubs Are Out

The 2014 ZiPS Projections for the Chicago Cubs Are Out

Anthony Rizzo projects to be quite good, as does … Javier Baez?

by January 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Prospects Progress: Corey Black

Prospects Progress: Corey Black

Although he’s a smaller guy, Black can pump it up there with the best of ‘em. Future reliever? Maybe not.

by January 28, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Keith Law Ranks the Chicago Cubs Farm System 4th in Baseball

Keith Law Ranks the Chicago Cubs Farm System 4th in Baseball

Up from the five-spot last year, behind the Astros, Twins, and Pirates.

by January 28, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Finally, a Peek at the Contract, and Some Analysis

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Finally, a Peek at the Contract, and Some Analysis

Are the Cubs in a good position to add outfield signage? How much does the contract really matter?

by January 28, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

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